Wednesday Comedy News: 2/23/2011

Mean Dave’s Mean Aloha Open Mic. 5 Masonic Ave. SF. Sign Ups: 9 PM. Show: 10 PM.

Stud Open Mic. 9th & Harrison St. 9 PM. Free. contact: studcomedy @ yahoo dot com for bookings (This show fills up with comedians very fast).

Ladies Night at the Brainwash. Hosted by Kristee Ono. Sign Ups: 7:30. Show: 8ish. (Always a good time. Female friendly. Girlfriend friendly?) 

Business @ Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission Street. $5. 8 PM. 

Special guests abound tonight at The Biz! From Philadelphia, we’ve got Conrad Roth, AKA, The Comic of Brotherly Love. From Portland, we’ve got Philip Schallberger, AKA, The Comic of Many Bridges and Bicycles. And we’ve got Cat Nip, who won a Best of the Bay award for best karaoke singing cats in silly outfits. If that weren’t enough we’ve got Chris Garcia, Sean Keane, and a bunch of amazing videos, plus direct proximity to Cancun Taqueria. 

Not to be missed, San Francisco! Not. To. Be. Missed.

Five-dollar show, 8 PM, BYO-Quesadilla suiza.

Comedy @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. Two Shows: 7:00 and 9:00 PM. $7-$10 (See below). Featuring Jacob Rubin, Rich Dreyling, Liz Stone, Ivan Hernandez, and more (See below). Hosted by. Jason Mack. [photo by. Red Scott]

Come out to an awesome showcase at the Purple Onion. Run and promoted by the comedians themselves! Which is a nice way of saying Jason Mack got lazy this time and didn’t want to be bothered with serious promotional work.

And it’s actually two awesome showcases. Deal with it.

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7PM

TJ Kelsall

Jeff McBride

Jacob Rubin

Zach Garner (Critics have said, “I thought he would be taller in person.”)

Jason Mack

Ivan Hernandez (Nerds Comedy Tour)

Hosted by Ryan Cronin (Nightlife on Mars and www.AnimalTrash.com)

With headliner, Rachel McDowell (Winner of 2009 Castagnola’s Walk the Plank Competition and 2010 Bunjo’s Killer Laughs Competition)

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9PM

Jason Stowe (San Jose Improv)

Liz Stone (Regular at The Purple Onion)

Paul Green (San Jose Improv)

Rich Dreyling (Awesome social commentator and generally brilliant fool. http://pcspod.com/)

Layla Baird (She’s from San Jose)

Sammy K Obeid (Top 3 SF International Comedy Competition)

Hosted by Jason Mack

With headliner Sal Calanni (NBC; Sal and Angelo podcast; www.salcalanni.com)

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Price: $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Get your tickets early here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/157379

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO ENSURE PARKING AND SEATING. There are two parking garages a few feet away, but take note of when they close. Montgomery St. BART is ~12 minute walk, and there is (sometimes hard to find) street parking.

KO Comedy @ Tommy T’s. 5104 Hopyard Rd. Pleasanton. Featuring Justin Harrison, Chase Perdue, Sammy O’Beid, Kabeezy. Headliner: Greg Asdourian. [Off to the races in the East Bay]

Saturday Comedy Nuws 2/19/2011

The People’s Republic of Improv @ The 9th St. Film Center. 145 9th St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Also featuring Open Improv All-Stars. [I’ve performed with these guys, eaten tacos with these guys and been on the road with these guys. Trust me, these gentlemen are ace.]

The Khara and Iris Variety Show @ The Triple Crown. 1760 Market St. SF. 5:30-8:00 pm. $5. Featuring iLs Goldbarg, Coree Spencer, Nicole Turley, Will Hatcher and more. Hosted by Khara Cara and Iris Weiss. [Lovely Ladies ahoy. And Yung Dick. High contrast.]

Tony Sparks’ Dig These Apples @ The 7 Mile Club. Brisbane, CA. 8 PM. 21+. No Cover. Featuring Chris Garcia, Kristee Ono, Priya Prasad, Phillip Watson. [Some very capable comedians on the bill with some special guests that will surely impress. Cool crowds and great food.]

Open Mic: 800 Larkin. SF. 6 PM. Special Host: Andrew Roberts. [With Andrew, it might actually be cohesive when people are introduced.]

Joe DeRosa @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. $20. +18. Two Shows: 8 pm and 10 pm. Also featuring Sammy Obied and Joe Mande. 

Kevin Nealon @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 915 Columbus Ave. SF. 2 Drink Minimum. $27.50. 18+ Two Show. 8 PM. & 10:15 PM. 

Friday Comedy News 2/18/2011

Do The Damn Thing Comedy Night @ ARK 221. 221 11th St. SF. Stand-Up, Improv, Music. Featuring Will “Yung D*ck” Hatcher, Mimi Vilmenay, Kaseem Bentley, Conrad Roth, Donny Divanian and more. Co-hosted by Misha Trubs and Rick Camacho. [This Thing Will be Packed to the Gills and we don’t even have gills.]

Snob Theater @ The Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. $10. 10 PM. Featuring Joey Bragg, Ivan Hernandez, Casey Ley and Janine Brito. Hosted by Shawn Robbins. [This is a deep Venn diagram of Cuban, nerd, glasses, homosexuality, and great comedy.]

Joe DeRosa @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. SF. $20. +18. Also featuring Sammy Obied and Joe Mande. 

Kevin Nealon @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 915 Columbus Ave. SF. 2 Drink Minimum. $27.50. 18+

Friday Comedy News 2/11/2011. Bonkers.

People’s Republic of Improv @ 9th St. Film Center. 145 Ninth St. SF. 8 PM. $5. [PRI is the premier improv group out of the Sylvan Open Tuesdays. They’re providing a great service for you comrade.]

jericho! Comedy @ UC Berkeley. 101 Moffitt. Berkeley. $1. 8 PM. [The Golden Bear Kids are back for their 2011 Spring Semester with new members but the same prestigious comedy chemistry.]

Snob Theater @ Noise Pop. Fifty24SF Building. 218 Fillmore St. SF. $10. 8 PM. Featuring Coree Spencer, Donny Divanian, DJ REAL, Rainbow Chair, Ash Reiter, Phantom Kicks. Hosted by. Shawn Robbins. [Big line-up for the only comedy show at Noise Pop.]

Real Talk w/ Ali Wong @ The Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. 10 pm. $10. [A live run of Ali Wong’s new talk show].

Dave Chappelle @ Cobb’s Comedy Club. 915 Columbus St. SF. Two Show: 8 PM and 10 PM. $55. 18+. Tickets go on sale @ 10 am. this morning via Live Nation. [Dave has been selling out venues in the Bay all week long. Catch him before he disappears.]

Dana Gould @ The Punchline. 444 Battery. SF. Two Shows: 8 pm & 10 pm. Also Featuring Brendan Lynch and Nikki Glaser.

Tues Clues, Comedy News (12/14/2010)

Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Show @ The Punchline. 444 Battery St. 8 PM. 18+. $15. Featuring Josef Anolin, Justin Harrison, Greg Asdourian, David Gborie, and headliner Casey Ley. Hosted by Big Al Gonzalez (A really cool showcase. Everybody I’ve worked with before and are very talented, laid back comedians. The biggest story here is that of David Gborie who continues his meteoric rise on the scene)

 

Kevin Camia @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. 8:30 pm. $10. Featuring Daymon Ferguson, Ivan Hernandez, Red Scott and headliner Kevin Camia. Hosted by Vladamir Khlynin. Tickets Available: HERE (Historic venue featuring phenomenal comedians. Ivan has been on a riffing tear as of late, and Vlad will surely bring a different type of hosting energy to the show.)

High Street Station Cafe. 1303 High Street. Alameda, CA. 7:30 PM. $5. Featuring Ryan Cronin, Natasha Muse and Sandy Stec. Hosted by. Tom Anderson

BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins. (It will be my first time at the New Parish tonight. All new bit as well. )

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Pencils!)

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a good time whilst thinking on one’s feet)

Blue Room @ Club 93 (on 9th St.). 10-12 P.M. 21+. SF. Hosted by David Hawkins. (Big comic hang out. Late, late nights).

Wharf Room Comedy Showcase. Castagnola’s. 286 Jefferson St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring Chantel Williams, Max Curry, Kazumi Kusano, Amir Malekpour. (One of the last shows at the Wharf for the year before holiday hiatus.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Spiegelman. Featuring John Hoogasian, Harmon Leon, Nicole Turney, Miles K., Veronica Porras, and Liz White Salk. (John Hoogasian everybody. Enough said, Booyah. )

What’s Going On Tue-Night (12/7/2010)

 

Extraordinarily Close Oakland Comedy: Be Funny Open Mic @ The New Parish (579 18th St.) (New Parish is fast becoming the premier location for testing out new jokes. A lot of buzz on the room at the moment.)

AND Layover Comedy’s 1 Year Anniversary Show (1517 Franklin) featuring Mary Van Note, Emily Heller, Karinda Dobbins, Nina G, Liz Grant and hosted by. Mike Spiegelman (A ridiculously talented line-up of some of the best comedians in the Bay Area.

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Danny Dechi, master of his own domain.) 

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a good time whilst thinking on one’s feet)

Blue Room Showcase @ Club 93 (on 9th St.). 10-12 P.M. 21+. SF. Hosted by David Hawkins. Featuring Morgan, Chris Schiappacasse, Keith D, Nicole Turley and more. (Always a crazy time at the Blue Room. Every week there’s a new anecdote that you’re pissed that you missed.)

Tuesday Calm-edy (11/30/2010)


BE FUNNY open mic @ The New Parish. 579 18th St. Oakland, CA. Sign Ups @ 7 PM. Show @ 8 PM. Organized by. Bryant Hicks. Hosted by. Christopher Riggins. (It was really rowdy last time. But in like a good way y’know? - Roman Leo.)

Rockit Room Open Mic. 406 Clement St. SF. 7:30-10 PM. Free 99. (Hosted tonight by the lovely Jennifer Dronsky.) 

SYLVAN OPEN IMPROV. 7:30 PM. Dark Room Theater. 2263 Mission St. SF. Free.99 (Always a good time whilst thinking on one’s feet)

Blue Room @ Club 93 (on 9th St.). 10-12 P.M. 21+. SF. Hosted by David Hawkins. (Big comic hang out. Late, late nights).

Wharf Room Comedy Showcase. Castagnola’s. 286 Jefferson St. SF. 8 PM. $5. Featuring Chantel Williams, Joe Tobin, Robert Keith and more. (Some of my McGrath’s seasoned comrades are in this one. Don’t expect large animals though.)

Layover Comedy. 1517 Franklin. Oakland. 8:30. 21+. No Cover. Hosted by Mike Speigelman. Featuring  harmon leon, ben feldman, drew harmon, phil johnson, and brendan lynch . (There’s a theme here somewhere. )

Tuesday Heartbreak by. Stevie Wonder

Also my brother turns 18 today. Happy Birthday Ortavius 

A Case of the Mondays (11/22/2010)

Deco Open Mic. 510 Larkin. SF. 7-9 PM. Contact tony.koester@gmail.com for placement. (Last time Alec Jones-Trujillo turned into a robot).

Nick’s Crispy Taco/The Rouge Open Mic with Travis Curry and Tony Sparks. 1500 Broadway. SF. Sign Ups: 9:00. Show: 9:30. Free (but buy some tacos).

Club Deluxe 7th Year Anniversary. 1511 Haight St. $5. 9 PM

Churchward Pub Open Mic. 1515 Park St. Alameda, CA. 10 PM.

 

Comedy TwoNight (11/19/2010)

ARK 221 Underground Comedy Night IV. 221 11th St. $5. 8 PM - 11 PM. Featuring Rolly Moe, Jesse Elias, Donny Divanian, Calia Lipovsky, Ils Goldbarg, Bryant Hicks, Julian Vance, Miles K, Chris Thayer, & Mary Van Note (The hottest showcase at the hottest venue with the hottest comedians this side of the blistering sun.)

Photo by. Raun Harris

Snob Theater @ The Dark Room Theater. $10. 10 PM. Featuring W. Kamau Bell, Kevin Avery, Colleen Watson, and Paco Romane. (The prestige of these shows is gaining with each iteration. Beautiful times will be on tap in the SOMA.)

Saturday Night Comedy for Lethargic Lollygaggers

Hey! You don’t have anything to do tonight San Francisco? Sitting around with nothing to do and you need a good laugh? Well… you’ve come to the right place.

First up I have the Nudes. Don’t worry, they’re not nudist, they’re We Are Nudes. Tonight features a bit of a format change. While John is taking care of business in Los Angeles, Donny, Alec and Laura are hosting a variety show in the middle of the SOMA district. Viracocha @ Valencia and 21st St. This blurb will explain further

Come see the Nudes and friends!

8 o’clock show
doors open 7:30
$5 tickets

Performers:

Donny Divanian
Laura Ferrari
Alec Jones Trujillo

Edna Barron
Kurt Bodden
Jessie Elias
Luz Gaxiola
Joan Howard
Thomas John
Natasha Kaluza
Sean Keane
Cory Loykasek
Nikolas Strubbe
Chris Thayer

funny show, cheap beer

There you go. There’s no way to properly convey how much talent is on this card. You’re just going to have to get your buns to Viracocha. I might buy you a cupcake if you say you’re there for the show.

OPTION 2-es:

Jabari Davis and Associates present Live @ The Purple Onion. 140 Columbus Ave. SF. 8 & 10 o’Clock shows. $20.

(Jabari is becoming one of the most prolific showrunners in the town. Tonight offers comedy from some really great up-and-comers and its great to see so many people with gobs of potential get the opportunity to rock it at the Purple Onion. Look out for Josh Argyle, that guy is quickly becoming a champ.)

Last Night of the Walk The Plank Semi-Finals. 8 PM. $15. (Note: This show is selling out fast so you might want to get down to the wharf to figure out what all the fuss is about. Or you can buy your tickets HERE)